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In my life, I've had many and varied careers. I've never liked doing the same thing for too long. Sometimes I couldn't keep a job to save my life.

I enjoyed participating in the development of the meson oven. Being the president of Swaziland, and later deposing myself, added an interesting twist to my resumé.

But I was really out of my league when I tried my hand at marketing.

I was working at The Coca-Cola Company, designing ever more fanciful hyphens for new designs for cans, bottles, and sports stadiums, when there was an all-hands-on-deck memo from the suits who rarely left their glass-enclosed floors of the headquarters office: the world's sudden preoccupation with obesity had focused on our product, and we needed to do something about it.

I accidentally walked into a brainstorming meeting and opened my

How I get "free" suff from Amazon

I end up with a lot of change in my pockets each day, and it all gets dumped into a jar that I take down to my local supermarket's Coinstar machine every few weeks to turn into spendable value. The previous writeups talk about the fee that Coinstar charges, but fail to mention that if you choose to turn your cash into vouchers for many gift cards, there is no commission taken from you–presumably they take it from the retailer whose gift cards you choose.

It has been several weeks since the last primary contests, and despite much external news surrounding Donald Trump's ongoing legal and financial problems, the dynamics of the race remain the same. Donald Trump is the overwhelming favorite, and on paper, the logic for Nikki Haley's candidacy seem far-fetched. But each race has a wrinkle in it: South Carolina is one of the more conservative states (whatever the denotations of that

News for Noders

February 2: Happy birthday Auspice!

February 2: Happy birthday npecom!

February 5: Happy birthday wertperch!

February 8: Happy birthday to panamaus

February 15: Happy birthday Admin to the goo!

February 15: Terse Quest 2024 begins!

February 23: Happy birthday Samuel Pepys!

February 29: Happy birthday Browncoat!

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January 1: Gregorian New Year.

January 16: National Nothing Day.

January 24: Happy Birthday Silverai_me!

January 26: Happy Birthday Segnbora-t!

January 30: Happy Birthday O-Swirl!

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December 1: Iron Noder ends

December 9: Smallpox eradication day.

December 12: Happy birthday to horacetheclown!

December 18: Hanukkah begins.

December 21: Winter solstice arrives 10:27 PM, EST.

December 23: Happy birthday to Nemosyn!

December 25: Merry Christmas!

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November 1: The IRON NODER CHALLENGE starts today and runs through December 1. It's never too late to sign up, and all writeups get rewards.

November 1: Happy Birthday Zephronias!

November 5: Bonfire Night in the UK.

November 11: Veterans Day in the US.

November 13: Everything2's Birthday.

November 23: Thanksgiving in the US.

November 27: Happy Birthday Estelore!

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October 1: Oh no! It's The 2023 Halloween Horrorquest!

October 17: Happy Birthday gnarl!

October 31: Something spooky will probably happen today. It usually does.

October 31: prepare yourselves for the XVIth Iron Noder in November!

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